HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c472W
39. Mr. David Shaw

To ask the Lord President of the Council when the Privileges Committee last examined the relationship between an hon. Member and any trade union sponsorship applicable to that Member. [688]

Mr. Newton

The function of the Committee of Privileges, which is to be replaced by the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges, is to consider matters of complaint of breach of privilege referred to them by the House.

Complaints relating to trade union sponsorship have been referred to the Committee on a number of occasions. The most recent report of the Committee relating to such a complaint is the first report from the Committee of Session 1990–91—House of Commons Paper No. 420— which contains details of earlier cases.